Flickering in Long Beach

Tuesday, 23 May 2006 | Flickr, Friends, Photography

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I met with a group of Flickr friends in Long Beach last Saturday for the May Flickr Meet.

A married couple from San Diego showed up for the meet. They weren't Flickr members, but had Googled the meet searching for a photography opportunity in Long Beach. I thought that was very cool.

We met at noon at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles for lunch. I ordered the Waffle and Chicken Thigh meal and found it very tasty. It was neat to have a normal American waffle. I love Belgian waffles just fine, but it seems that is the only kind you can get at restaurants lately. Raoul ordered the Chicken Gizzards meal which is a huge platter of rice covered with fried chicken gizzards and gravy. I couldn't believe the size it. I tried the gizzards and found them quite good. I have loved fried chicken gizzards ever since my mom used to make them for me as a kid.

After lunch, we went to the Aquarium of the Pacific to take pictures. It was my first visit to the aquarium. There were lots of neat things to see, but I found the dim light very challenging for photography. I managed to get a few good shots, but not as many as I would have liked. I got a little grumpy because of it and David had to tell me to lighten up.

After the aquarium, David and I walked to around Long Beach Harbor to the pier. This was my first visit to Long Beach Harbor. I didn't realize how nice it was. There are a number of restaurants I love in the area, including P.F. Changs, Bubba Gumps, California Pizza Kitchen and Gladstones. David and I ate dinner at the Yard House which afforded the lovely view shown above. It was my first time eating at the Yard House. I had the Grilled Jumbo Shrimp on lemongrass skewers. It was delicious. David ordered the Chicken Enchilada Stack. I would definitely go back again. In fact, I enjoyed the harbor so much, I want to take Toni there sometime very soon.

Thanks Anna, for organizing a wonderful Flickr outing for us..


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